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Chatham closure detours 7 LOCKE on February 23rd from 9am-2pm


Effective Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM There will be water sewer line work on Chatham Street, between Locke Street and Dundurn Street.

Route 7 LOCKE buses will be on detour during as follows:

March 17th, 2017 is Transit Driver Appreciation Day in Hamilton


Consider this: For hours on end, transit drivers manage to keep a schedule, check fares, give directions, announce stops, remember stop requests and more, all while safely maneuvering an extra-large vehicle through unpredictable traffic, adverse weather conditions and some really tight spaces! The fact is, transit drivers don’t have an easy job, they just make it look that way.

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is on March 18th, but we’re celebrating it on Friday, March 17th this year. Join us in celebrating the contributions of our hard-working bus drivers and rail operators! That could be as simple as a smile and a wave when you board the bus or train, and a “thank you” when you leave. You can also print out and personalize any of the thank-you cards below to show your appreciation in person, and you can help spread the word. And, don’t forget to submit an official commendation for a job well done, so your drivers can be formally recognized for their efforts. (You can do that any time of year!)

Notice: Holiday Service for Family Day

familydayAs a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Family Day holiday this Monday. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service Monday:

Limeridge Mall Transit Terminal closure Feb 19-21


As a result of a power interruption at Lime Ridge Mall effective Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at 7:00 PM to Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 5:30 AM, HSR will be allowed to enter and exit the mall if need be but will not service any stops due to safety reasons.

Therefore, Routes 25 UPPER WENTWORTH, 26 UPPER WELLINGTON, 41 MOHAWK, 42 MOHAWK EAST, and 43 STONE CHURCH will be on detour during these times.

RELEASE: New 16 km Rapid Transit line planned to connect the Waterfront with Hamilton Airport

Ontario is moving forward with planning for a proposed 16 km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would connect the Hamilton waterfront to Hamilton International Airport, making it easier for people to travel across the city.

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was joined by Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger today to announce the proposed line, which would also connect to the Hamilton Street Railway, the future Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, GO Transit buses, and the Hamilton GO Centre and West Harbour GO stations. Connections to key destinations such as Mohawk College, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, and the West Harbour area will also be explored during the planning phase, and details such as the number of stops will be determined through further study by Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton.

Lift bridge closure detours 11 PARKDALE nightly thru March 4th


The Burlington Canal Lift Bridge will be closed to all traffic effective Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, until Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 inclusive from approximately 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM each night for ongoing bridge repairs. The nightly closure will resume between Wednesday, December 28th thru Friday, December 30th, 2016.

UPDATE #3 – 02/14 – The nightly closures will continue Wednesday, February 15th thru Sunday, March 4th, 2017 inclusive.
UPDATE #2 – 02/02 – The nightly closures will continue Thursday, February 2nd thru Monday, February 13th, 2017 inclusive.
UPDATE #1- 01/11 – The nightly closures will continue Wednesday, January 3rd thru Sunday, January 29th, 2017 inclusive.

Therefore, route 11 PARKDALE buses will be on detour as follows. DUE TO THE LENGTHY DETOUR VIA THE QEW, DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE.

Emerson closure detours 5 DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY on January 24th from 8am-3pm


On Tuesday January 24, 2017 from 8 am to 3 pm a road closure of Emerson St., between Holmes Ave. and Whitney Ave, will be in effect due to construction. This closure will result in the requirement for buses in the affected area to be diverted.

During this time routes 5 DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured as follows:

Hunter Street closure detours 7 LOCKE on January 20th from 9am-3pm


Effective Friday, January 20th, 2017 from approximately 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM weather permitting, Hunter Street from Queen Street to Locke Street will be closed due to a water pipe replacement.

During this time route 7 LOCKE will be detoured as follows:

46 New transit shelters installed through end of 2016


If you’ve ever had to wait for a bus then you will know that the experience is more pleasant when there is shelter from the elements nearby. With that in mind the City of Hamilton has continued to expand the number of bus stops with transit shelters.

Through the end of 2016 there were 46 brand new transit shelters installed throughout the city, with more than 400 shelters throughout the HSR transit system.

The new shelters range from full to partial shelters and will make the act of waiting for the bus a more pleasant experience. More information on reporting graffiti and vandalism to city transit shelters can be found on the City of Hamilton website.

Bold Street closure December 29th detours 6 ABERDEEN 7am-5pm


The City of Hamilton sent out a tweet late on Wednesday night alerting to a road closure for emergency sewer work. The late closure will affect Eastbound 6 ABERDEEN buses.

Bold Street between James Street South and Park Street South will be CLOSED to traffic on Thursday, December 29th from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Due to this closure HSR route 6 ABERDEEN will be detoured.